Juan Felipe Miranda Medina

Universidad Católica San Pablo (UCSP)

researcher, musician and dancer, currently focusing on the application of Greimasian semiotics to Afro-Peruvian dance. Given his doctoral degree in telecommunications and his artistic background, Miranda Medina’s theoretical approach relies on the interplay of semiotics, engineering, philosophy, anthropology and ethnochoreology. He is currently a lecturer at Universidad Católica San Pablo at the Department of Mechatronics, and the director of the project CONTRAPUNTO: The living footsteps of Afro-Peruvian zapateo, affiliated to the British Museum through the Santo Domingo Center of Excellence in Latin American Research (SDCELAR).